Democratic debate stage due to shrink barring last-minute shock

POLITICO reports that the next televised showdown for the Democratic presidential candidates on September 12 "is due to shrink down to one debate stage, barring any shock developments that help one more contender make the cut for next month’s event. Ahead of Wednesday night’s deadline to qualify for the ABC News debate in Houston on Sept. 12, only 10 candidates have met both the polling and fundraising thresholds."

The next televised showdown for the Democratic presidential candidates is due to shrink down to one debate stage, barring any shock developments that help one more contender make the cut for next month’s event.

Ahead of Wednesday night’s deadline to qualify for the ABC News debate in Houston on Sept. 12, only 10 candidates have met both the polling and fundraising thresholds, according to POLITICO’s unofficial tracking of the process. Unlike the first two debates, if 10 or fewer candidates qualify, they will all appear together on one night.

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